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Uhuru lists development projects, pleads for second term

The Jubilee Party is ready for the August 8 elections, President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared.

He challenged the Opposition Nasa to put its house in order and meet Jubilee at the ballot in instead of interfering with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) work.

“People should streamline their parties in readiness for the August elections and stop interfering with IEBC who are working to ensure free, fair and credible elections,” President Kenyatta said.

Speaking in Kiambu County where he accompanied Mr Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto told the Opposition to settle on who their presidential candidate will be instead of quarrelling the electoral agency.

Mr Ruto said Jubilee has already selected President Kenyatta as its candidate, has a well prepared manifesto and a development record that Kenyans can attest to.

“The difference between us and our competitors is like day and night. While Jubilee’s priority is development, our opponents’ priority is how they will share positions,” the Deputy President said.

He said the August polls will be contested on the basis of policies and what has been done to transform the lives of Kenyans; but not tribalism and divisive politics.

President Kenyatta said his administration is focused on development and uniting all Kenyans for peace and progress.

DEVELOPMENT RECORD

Outlining his achievements, President Kenyatta said 60 per cent of Kenyans have been connected to electricity in the last four years compared to only 27 per cent who had electricity before the Jubilee government came to office in 2013.

“We ask you to give us a second term so that we can ensure 100 per cent of Kenyans are connected to electricity,” President Kenyatta pleaded.

READ: Kenya’s electricity access rate now at a historic 60 per cent

President Kenyatta also cited the building of the standard gauge railway and the more than 6,000 kilometres of tarmacked roads that have been constructed across the country as some of his administration’s achievements.

“In Kiambu County alone we have used over Sh25 billion on roads, some of which are complete while others are at different stages of construction,” the President said.

In health, President Kenyatta said the provision of free maternity and the equipping of two hospitals in each of the 47 counties with modern equipment under the Managed Equipment Services has helped take services closer to Kenyans.

He said Jubilee has also promoted devolution.

The Head of State urged Kenyans to give Jubilee a second term so that implementation of development projects can continue.

On nominations, President Kenyatta assured that all aspirants in Jubilee Party will be accorded equal chance during the primaries.

They were accompanied by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, among others, on a tour thanking residents for registering as voters in large numbers.

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